The first table below looks at the demand for Security Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 125 - 123
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Security Testing 11 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% - 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 10
Average daily rate £450 - £308
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £315
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.49 £37.50 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-0.02% -34.78%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2259 1696 1940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 71.19% 70.43% 63.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1165 841 965
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 82 91
Average hourly rate £28.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Security Testing Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Security Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Testing across the North West region.

Security Testing Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Security Testing
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester - 4 - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Security Testing
England

Security Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 4 (33.33%) Security Management
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (33.33%) Web Services
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Information Security
3 4 (33.33%) Network Design
3 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (25.00%) QA
4 3 (25.00%) Selenium
4 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Groovy
4 3 (25.00%) SAP PM
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) SAP
4 3 (25.00%) OO
4 3 (25.00%) JBoss
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 3 (25.00%) CISSP

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Security Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
1 1 (8.33%) WebLogic Integration
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) SAP PM
2 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Selenium
1 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (8.33%) TestComplete
3 1 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (8.33%) QA Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Java Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) QA Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Mathematics
2 1 (8.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
3 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) HPUX
4 1 (8.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Security Management
1 4 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
1 4 (33.33%) Network Design
1 4 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 4 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (25.00%) OO
3 2 (16.67%) OOP
3 2 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Statistical Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Release Management
4 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Load Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Groovy
1 3 (25.00%) Java
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) FoxPro (VFP)
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (25.00%) CISSP
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 4 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SAP
2 3 (25.00%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) TIBCO